Boy, 4, recovering after accidental shooting
BIRMINGHAM, AL (3-25-16) Authorities are warning parents about gun safety after a child was injured in an accidental shooting in Birmingham.
A four-year-old was shot in a car in the 7700 block of 2nd Avenue South around 9:30 p.m. Thursday night, according to Bryan Shelton with the Birmingham Police Department.
Investigators said the shooting occurred after the child’s mother left her children in the car. One of the children found the gun and it discharged.
The bullet grazed the boy’s skull but did not enter it. He is in stable condition.
“If you choose to own a gun, you have to be safety-minded and exercise a higher standard of care,” Shelton said. “We’re just glad he’s okay.”
7-yr old child shot, 5-yr old run over in chain of events
SAN ANGELO, TX (3-25-16) A seven-year old child was transported to a local hospital by ambulance late Friday evening after police say the child received what they believe to be am accidental gun shot wound.
A 5-year old child was also transported by ambulance after being struck by a pickup. In his rush to take the 7-year old for medical attention, the man police believe to be the 7-year old’s father inadvertently backed over the 5-year old.
San Angelo Police responded to a call of a major traffic incident at the Vistas at Red Creek apartment complex, 5751 Green Hill Road, at approximately 8:21 p.m., said Officer Travis Griffith. While en route, that call was upgraded to a shooting victim.
According to Griffith, police arrived to find that the two incidents they believed were separate turned out to be related; the children, however, are not related.
The five-year old suffered minor injuries and expected to recover 100 percent, Griffith said.
The incidents are under investigation. More information will be posted as it becomes available.
Police Respond to Shooting, Appears to be "Accidental"
PEORIA, IL (3-26-16) Peoria police respond to an overnight shooting that they say appears to have been accidental.
The 67 year-old victim is reportedly friends with the alleged 76 year-old shooter. According to police reports, Sampson Harris Jr. said he was asleep and heard someone in his home and began firing in the direction of the person. According to the report, Harris was very upset and crying when they responded.
Police later spoke with the victim at the hospital who said "I love him like a brother. I know it was an accident."
The victim suffered several injuries including his hand and forearm. The report indicates they are not life threatening injuries.
The case has been forwarded to the state's attorney for review.
Sheriff’s briefs: Gun repair results in injury
Fort Mohave, Az ( 3-25-16) An employee of a gun shop in Fort Mohave accidentally shot a coworker in his buttocks while trying to fix a handgun, according to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the accidental shooting Thursday morning at the business in the 4400 block of State Route 95 in Fort Mohave, when they found Neil Anthony Petrillo, 59, of Bullhead City, with a non-life-threatening injury to his buttock. He was taken to Valley View Medical Center for treatment. The employee responsible for the shooting was repairing a 9mm handgun which was having jamming issues, when the gun accidentally discharged, the sheriff’s department said.
Man accidentally shoots himself in leg, deputies say
Spartanburg County, SC (3-25-16) The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office says that a man accidentally shot himself in the leg while cleaning his gun.
The 34-year-old says he was cleaning his Sig Suer Mosquito .22 cal semi auto pistol, according to the incident report.
He didn’t drop the magazine all the way and it went off and the bullet travelled through his left lower leg, according to reports.
The responding officer clearing the weapon would not be needed for an investigation.
Athens man shot accidentally in leg
Athens, Ga (3-25-16) A 24-year-old Athens man suffered a gunshot wound Tuesday night from what he called an accidental shooting, Athens-Clarke County police said.
The man said he and others were sitting in the kitchen of his girlfriend’s Rhodes Drive residence about 9 p.m. when a shot rang out and he was struck by a bullet in his leg, according to police. He wrapped a shirt around the wound and his girlfriend drove him to the hospital.
The man said he did not know the name of the person who shot him, according to police.
Woman shot after gun fired in Bristol
BRISTOL, Va. (3-25-16) A city woman who accidentally shot herself in the leg with a handgun at her home Friday morning did not suffer life-threatening injuries, police said Friday.
Paige Tiller was taken to the hospital from the parking lot of the Bristol Virginia Jail Friday morning after her friend attempted to drive her to Bristol Regional Medical Center. When Tiller’s pain worsened, the driver pulled into the parking lot to summon help after seeing a Bristol Virginia Police Department officer there, according to BVPD Sgt. Steve Crawford.
She was then transported to the hospital by the Bristol Life Saving Crew.
BRISTOL, Va. — A woman is facing a non-life threatening gunshot wound after a gun was fired in Bristol, Virginia.
The victim was put in an ambulance in the parking lot of the Bristol Virginia Jail located off of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The shooting did not happen in the parking lot; the driver pulled over in the parking lot after the gun was fired, according to Bristol Virginia Police Department officers who were on scene.
Update: More details in suspicious death in Henley
Henley, Mo (3-25-16) A young Cole County man apparently accidentally shot himself while playing with a gun with some friends at a mobile home near Henley. Sheriff’s Captain John Wheeler says 23 – year old Casey Pitman died at the home Thursday after someone else loaded the gun … Wheeler says the group then tried to cover up what had happened.
Three suspects are charged in connection with the incident. They face charges ranging from involuntary manslaughter to tampering with evidence.
Accidental Shooting Injures 11-Year-Old
MEMPHIS, TN (3-25-16) An 11-year-old girl remains in critical condition after what appears to be an accidental shooting.
It happened around noon at the Somerset Park Apartments on Lake Park Drive off Winchester in southeast Memphis.
Memphis police are still investigating, but an MPD spokesperson says a child was playing with a gun when it accidentally fired, hitting the victim.
"It's kinda crazy though, if it comes to a child playing with a gun. Where was the parent? Where was the gun at?" asked resident Cynthia Terry. All questions Memphis police are working to get answered.
Terry is shaken up over the news an 11-year-old girl was shot just two doors down from her apartment.
Terry says her son had been outside playing with a few kids, including the victim, earlier in the morning. "Was out earlier this morning playing with these same children that got shot this morning. It could've been my son. It's horrible," said Terry. Terry is not only shaken up over the shooting, she's mad and says there's no excuse for what happened. "If you’re supposed to have a gun in your house, it's not supposed to be nowhere where a child can find it, period," said Terry. "My son, he come out here every day and want to play. And I feel like if I'm going to keep him huddled in the house. Then it's not a place for us to be." She wants to know how kids had access to a gun and who was supposed to be watching them.
Clayton man accidentally shoots brother's leg while cleaning handgun
CLAYTON, CA (3-26-16) A man was hospitalized after his brother accidentally shot him in the leg while cleaning his handgun Friday afternoon, authorities said.
A 53-year-old man called police to report that he mistakenly shot his brother around 1:25 p.m. on the 9300 block of Marsh Creek Road in unincorporated Clayton, said Contra Costa County Sheriff's spokesman Jimmy Lee.
Responding deputies found the 72-year-old victim with a gunshot wound in his right leg, Lee said. The older brother was transported to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek for an injury that was not life-threatening.
A preliminary investigation indicates that the shooting was accidental.
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MACON MAN SHOT IN FACE, DEPUTIES INVESTIGATE
MACON, Ga (3-26-16) A man was shot while he was with his friends Thursday night.
17-year-old Tyricco Simmons shot 18-year-old Marquez Jones on Courtland Avenue.
The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office says Simmons was handling a pistol when it went off. Jones was shot in the face. He went to Medical Center, Navicent Health and is in stable condition.
No one was else was injured. Simmons faces an aggravated assault charge. Investigators are still questioning witnesses.
If you know anything about what happened, call the sheriff’s office at 751-7500.